27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Media and Documentary
17th creative writing seminar on documentary film.
Media and Documentary, a seminar on creative writing intended for students of journalism, film studies and other humanities and social studies, will be held this year for the seventeenth time as part of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival.
As last year, the seminar will offer its participants lectures and a workshop that will give them an insight into the world of professional writing about documentary film.
During the first days, students will attend lectures by leading Czech journalists, who will present various forms of critical reflection, as well as the pitfalls and strengths of individual genres dealing with documentary film as well as film festival (reviews in newspaper, reviews in professional journals, commentary, interviews, essays, catalogue annotations).
For the remaining two days of the festival, students will have the opportunity to watch the festival screenings and accompanying programme, follow the festival events and prepare their texts. On the last day of the festival, they will meet again with lecturers and analyze the texts in detail in small seminar groups according to the chosen genre. Those who complete the seminar as an optional subject in their university schedule will then send the edited text back to their lecturer and responsible teacher.